Meal Plan

Dining Information

Bon Appetit at PUC Dining Commons provides a balanced sustainable diet for all students. The college provides current and on trend vegetarian/vegan fare along with traditional Adventist classics. We are able to accommodate any dietary restrictions or special requests. Please stop by and speak to either the Executive Chef or General Manager to find out more on how we can meet your specific needs. Non-vegetarian students and guests can enjoy made-to-order deli sandwiches in the Howell Mountain Market & Deli located in the Angwin Plaza. Bon Appetit caters for group activities, picnics, and banquets. Small groups and organizations may reserve auxiliary dining rooms in the Dining Commons (all food is to be prepared by Bon Appetit). Reservations are made at the Bon Appetit office located in the Dining Commons.

PUC offers a variety of meal plans to fit the many different dietary and lodging needs of our students. If you live in a residence hall, you are expected to take your meals in the PUC Dining Commons and The Grind. You may also eat at the Deli if it is covered by your selected meal plan. For further information, see the section entitled “Financial Information” in this catalog.

Refund Information

When a student moves out of the residence hall partway through the quarter, a prorated meal plan charge is calculated based on the number of days spent in the residence hall.

Meal Plan Information

Meal Plans

If you are living in the residence hall, you will be enrolled in a quarterly base meal plan of $1,219. Also known as the standard plan. This plan covers purchases in the Dining Commons and The Grind, PUC’s beverage bar and mini market in the Campus Center.  The standard meal plan offers student ​approximately 12 meals a week and a few beverages. ​Actual usage will vary depending upon students eating behavior.

For more flexibility, you can add Flex Dollars to your account in the amount of $200, $350, and $500 per quarter. Flex Dollars lets you enjoy all of the great things about the standard meal plan, plus you will enjoy added perks:

If you have a documented food allergy, you may request a meal plan adjustment from the Student Life Office only after consulting with the Manager of Bon Appetit.

If you request a downgrade in your meal plan for a particular term, the request must be approved and processed no later than the Sunday directly preceding the start of the term.

Add Flex Dollars to Your Meal Plan

Follow the steps below to enroll in or change your meal plan:

Adding Funds to Traditional Meal Plans

If you drop below $100 remaining on your meal plan before the end of the quarter, you will receive an email notification. You may pay cash for meals once you have run out of funds, or you may add Flex ($100 or more) to your meal plan. Added funds are not refundable, but they may be carried over according to the carryover policy.

Meal Plan Adjustments Requests

Standard meal plans are only reduced in unique cases. Your request must be based on either medical needs or dietary/cultural considerations. Please note, should a meal plan reduction be granted, it will not release you of any other obligations as agreed to in the housing contract. For more information on the meal plan adjustment process, contact the Student Life office at

All meal plan adjustment requests MUST be submitted by the second Friday of each quarter during the academic year. Meal plan adjustment requests for the quarter will not be considered after the second Friday of the quarter.

Carryovers for Traditional/Flex Meal Plans

The standard plan may carry over a maximum of $100 at the end of Fall and Winter quarters. Any unused plan dollars are surrendered at the end of Spring quarter. All remaining Flex Funds continue to rollover until the end of the Spring quarter

Traditional Meal Plan Dates

The meal plan for each quarter begins on the Sunday directly preceding the start of the term and ends on the Friday at the end of finals week. For Spring Quarter, the meal plan is extended through graduation Sunday.

If you arrive early for an authorized reason (varsity athletics, dormitory employment, new student orientation, etc.), you may begin utilizing your meal plan at the start of your authorized activity. As this will cause an increase in the number of meals for the quarter, you may need to upgrade your plan for the term or add funds utilizing the process described above.

Commuter, Interterm, and Summer Plans/Breaks

The Commuter plan is available to residents of Brookside Park, Court Place, and community students. On this plan, you accumulate charges on your account (via the student ID card) and actual usage is charged at the end of each month. All meal charges must be paid by the end of the next billing cycle. This plan is not available to students who live in the residence halls.

The Grind is closed during breaks and summer; students may purchase their meals at either the Dining Commons or the Deli during breaks depending upon hours of operation. Please note that during Christmas and Spring break the Dining Commons will be completely closed. Students have the option to either purchase Flex Dollars to use at the deli during these breaks or use credit card/cash. You can purchase Flex during the last 2 weeks of the quarter in $100 increments.